Joint Replacement Surgery at RWJUH

RWJUH New Brunswick Orthopedics Team
The compassionate and caring team from 2 East Orthopedics.

There may come a time when knee or hip pain reduces your quality of life. Everyday activities, such as walking or shopping can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or skiing may be a thing of the past because conservative measures like diet, exercise and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your pain. If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider joint replacement surgery.

Comprehensive Approach to Joint Surgery

The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) combines expert orthopedic surgeons and specially-trained nurses with physical therapists and technicians to provide seamless, coordinated care. Our team is compassionate and experienced at performing the most advanced techniques and procedures for joint replacement surgeries.

Our goal is to get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible. After surgery, patients can expect to stay one or two nights in the hospital, with the majority returning to the comfort of their own homes rather than a rehabilitation center.

Certified Quality Care

The Joint Commision's Gold Seal of ApprovalOur facility has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement Surgery—a national symbol of quality that reflects RWJUH’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care in the community. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 programs in the United States and focuses on continually improving health care quality by setting the highest standards for patient care, education and safety.

To earn this prestigious certification, we voluntarily underwent a rigorous on-site review to evaluate our facility’s compliance with national joint surgery standards and requirements. What that means is that our team has made a concerted effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your and your family’s care. The Gold Seal ensures that our team will always:

  • Provide a safe environment for your care
  • Educate you on the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment
  • Evaluate your condition—before, during and after surgery
  • Protect you from infection
  • Plan for emergency situations

Procedures We Perform

  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Same-day joint surgery
  • Computer navigation knee replacement
  • Joint replacement surgery
Learn more about the procedures we perform.

Superior Patient Education

At RWJUH, we believe the key to better joint surgery outcomes is a commitment to superior education—for both you and your family. Knowing what to expect at each step goes a long way toward reducing stress and anxiety, as well as preparing you for as smooth a recovery as possible.

To help you and your family plan, we have put together some helpful resources outlining how to prepare for and what to expect after joint replacement surgery:

Patient Prep and Forms

Dedicated Care

Joint Replacement team at RWJUH New BrunswickOur dedicated staff is specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing joint surgery. Each has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills and desire to provide outstanding service. In addition to our surgical, nursing and therapy team members, our Joint Care Coordinator is ready to assist with all your pre-operative care and discharge planning.

At RWJUH, our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. No hospital gowns for this crowd—you get to wear your own clothes! And family members are encouraged to participate in activities, meals and other special events designed to lift your spirits as you speed your way to a more active lifestyle.

Comments from Our Patients

  • "I don't think anyone wants to be in any hospital for any reason but RWJ is one of the finest hospitals with one of the best staffs I have ever encountered."
  • "Nursing staff is excellent! "
  • "The two young men, who showed me how to use a walker, walked beside & in back of me, were wonderful!"
  • "The surgical waiting nurses were amazing, professional, sweet, attentive...and Awesome!"
  • "All nurses are very good and were taking care of me with smile & love"
  • "I have been in the hospital many times, and by far your nurses were the sweetest, kindest & friendliest I have ever seen."

Patient Stories

  • "Pain that literally had me in tears was instantly gone and hasn’t been back since."

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  • “The recovery was pretty challenging. But in my head, I was like, ‘I need to do this if I still want to play football in college.’ So I pushed through it, and in the end, it all came out amazing.”

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  • “I feel amazing. I can move. I can do so much more physical activity without feeling pain.”

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